Police investigating the disappearance of Irish vet Catherine Gowing have found human remains in Sealand, Flintshire, North Wales Police said today.
Officers from the North Wales Police Search Teams and the Regional Underwater Search Team discovered the remains in a "shallow pool within the field known locally as the 'Lum'”, Senior Investigating Officer DCI Mark Pierce said.
DCI Pierce continued, “At this time those remains have yet to be formally identified as this will require medical as well as forensic examination. A post mortem is planned for later today".
"At this time we are not able to comment further, however Catherine Gowing’s family have been informed of this distressing development and clearly our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time".
"I would ask that they be allowed privacy to come to terms with this news,” he added.
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